2022 Call for Nominations:

SMRT Policy Board, President-Elect & Society Awards

Nomination Deadline EXTENDED:

The Nominating Committee of the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT) invites members of the SMRT to nominate SMRT colleagues for the office of President-Elect as well as the Policy Board. Those elected will commence service in May 2022. These nominations must be received by the deadline noted above, at the Society’s Central Office. The nomination, and subsequent selection, of appropriate individuals who are willing to commit time and energy to the ongoing governance of the Society is critical to its future health, and the general membership is encouraged to help in this task.

In addition, the Awards Committee of the SMRT invites members of the SMRT to submit the names of potential nominees for the awards of the SMRT. Awards will be bestowed at the ISMRM & SMRT Conference in May 2022. These nominations must be received by the deadline noted above, at the Society’s Central Office.

Submit nominations for the following positions, as well as the five society awards:

  • President-Elect, 1 position available, 1 year term
  • Policy Board Member, 3 positions available, 3-year term
  • Crues-Kressel Award
  • Honorary Membership Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Fellow of the Society
  • Outstanding Service to a Chapter/Division

New officers and trustees will assume office on the first day immediately following the SMRT 2022 Annual Meeting. More details can be found in the boxes below.

All deadlines and other important dates are in the Timeline for 2022 Nominations tables below.

For more information, please contact Executive Director Roberta Kravitz at roberta@ismrm.org.

Policy Board

3 positions available; 3-year term

The Policy Board is the principal governing body of the SMRT and shall exercise full supervision and control over all its business affairs. New officers and board members will assume office on the first day immediately following SMRT’s 2022 Annual Meeting (10 May 2022).

Description of Open Positions
Policy Board Duties, Qualifications & Commitment
Nominate a Member for Policy Board

President-Elect

1 position available; 1-year term

The President-Elect shall assist the President and succeed to the Presidency. The President-Elect shall also perform all duties of the President in the event of the President’s absence or inability to serve and such other duties as are designated by the President, Executive Committee or the Policy Board.

Description of Open Position
President-Elect Duties, Qualifications & Commitment
Nominate a Member for President-Elect

Crues-Kressel Award

Nominate an individual for the 2022 SMRT Crues-Kressel Award for their outstanding contributions to education.

The Crues-Kressel Award is bestowed on an individual who consistently makes outstanding contributions to the education of radiographers and technologists by organizing and promoting education both internationally and on a local level.

To be eligible for this award, the candidate:

  • Does not need to be a member of the SMRT
  • Is not a current member of the SMRT Executive Committee or Policy Board
  • Is not a previous recipient of this award
Submit a Nomination for the Crues-Kressel Award

Honorary Membership

The Honorary Membership Award is bestowed on an individual in recognition of extraordinary achievement and an exceptional level of service and support for the society and the mission of the SMRT.

To be eligible for this award, the candidate:

Submit a Nomination for Honorary Membership

Distinguished Service

The Distinguished Service Award is bestowed on an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions and extreme level of effort and service to the operation, effectiveness, and good reputation of the Society.

To be eligible for this award, the candidate:

Nominate a Member for Distinguished Service

Fellow of the Society

The Fellow of the Society Award is bestowed on an individual(s) in recognition of significant and substantial contributions to the mission of the SMRT over the course of at least five (5) years, including participation in the Annual Meetings, Regional Meetings, Publications, and contributions to the development of the Society.

To be eligible for this award, the candidate:

Nominate a Member for Fellow of the Society

Outstanding Service to a Chapter/Division

Outstanding Service to a Chapter/Division Award is bestowed on an individual in recognition of The Outstanding contributions and extreme level of effort and service to the operation and effectiveness of the Chapter/Division.

To be eligible for this award, the candidate:

  • Must be a current SMRT voting member in good standing;
  • Is not a current Executive Committee member, SMRT Board members
  • Is not a previous recipient of this award
Nominate a Member for Outstanding Service to a Chapter/Division

Timeline for 2022 Executive Nominations

SMRT has established the following timeline for the nomination process. Dates listed below are for the 2021 calendar year.

09 August Call for Nominations is provided to the membership.
10 September
29 September
Nomination Deadline EXTENDED (see top of page for this deadline in your local time zone)
03-20 September Nominations are reviewed by SMRT Central Office staff. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements are provided with an online link to the written application, reference form and the guide for nominees.
30 September
20 October
Deadline EXTENDED for nominees to submit applications and supporting information including candidate position statements.
25-29 October Interviews are conducted via Zoom with qualified candidates by members of the SMRT Nominations Committee.
01-05 November The Nominations Committee meets via teleconference to review candidate application materials, results of phone interviews and reference letters. After careful deliberation, the Committee selects candidates for the President-Elect and Board members and reports to the President and Executive Director no later than 10 November.
By 10 November Ballot is opened to membership for vote of proposed candidates.
06 December Membership vote for President-Elect and Board members closes.
09-10 December Votes are verified by Central Office staff.
13-14 December Elected President-Elect and Board members are notified by President and Executive Director.

Timeline for 2022 Awards Nominations

SMRT has established the following timeline for the award nomination process. Dates listed below are for the 2021 calendar year.

09 August Call for Nominations is provided to the membership.
10 September
29 September
Awards Nomination Deadline EXTENDED (see top of page for this deadline in your local time zone)
03-30 September Nominations are reviewed by SMRT Central Office staff. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements are provided with an online link to the accomplishments form.
30 September
20 October
Deadline EXTENDED for nominees to submit accomplishments form and supporting information
01-05 November The Awards Committee meets to review the candidates’ application materials. After careful deliberation, the Committee selects candidates for Crues-Kressel, Honorary Membership, Distinguished Service, Fellow of the Society and Outstanding Service to a Chapter/Division and reports to the President and Executive Director no later than 10 November.
By 10 November Ballot is opened to Policy Board for vote of Honorary Membership, Distinguished Service, Fellow of the Society and Outstanding Service to a Chapter/Division candidates.
06 December Policy Board vote for Honorary Membership, Distinguished Service, Fellow of the Society and Outstanding Service to a Chapter/Division closes.
Membership vote for Crues-Kressel closes.
09-10 December Votes are verified by Central Office staff.
13-14 December President and Executive Director notify elected Award winners.